We stayed here Dec. 28th and 29th 2012. I would have given this place an "Average" if it weren't for the location being right in the center of downtown Newport. The reason I say this is because it is in severe need of updating. Wallpaper was peeling off the walls, or, starting to in several places, the bed linens were very old(the "bedspread/blanket" thingie was horribly stiff and not at all comfortable), and, the bed mattress was the hardest and most uncomfortable one we slept on during our travels this week. I actually had a back ache after sleeping on it. The headboard was not attached to the bed, had a broken top on one of the polsters that rattled against the wall every time one turned over in the bed or made any movement. We had to take a towel from the bathroom to cover it to stop the thumping. Tried bracing the bed firmly against it, but that didn't stop it moving. Whoever actually owns this place has a real "diamond in the rough" in their possession but, if they really care about guest comfort and quality, should take a little time and $$ to lovingly update this place. It has amazing potential, but appears to have simply been generating cash without much being actually put into it for some time. I saw what they asked per night during high season and was shocked because I would not ever pay that to stay here for a night. Lastly, as far as other negatives, the staff seemed elusive and not interested in engaging in conversation with guests. Anyway, remaining positives are that the continental breakfast was among the best I have seen in a while, with a large selection of different types of cereals, breads/rolls, cold cuts, cheeses, fruits, etc. The lobby area was warm and inviting, especially with the old fashioned Christmas tree set up. It snowed our second night, which for us, being Floridians, was a really cool experience. Anyway, if you want purely great location, this is your place. If any of the other things written here would be of concern to you, you might consider staying elsewhere. I definitely would not recommend staying here in high season, regardless of the location. It was already pricey enough in off season and anything higher is just too much to ask for what you get in the way of quality comfort and atmosphere.
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